It’s almost time for London Fashion Week Men’s (formerly London Collections: Men), which means it’s almost time for the autumn/winter 2017 Grooming Room session, of which Candid Magazine is proudly the main media partner. We will be at Century Club on the 8th and 9th of January getting our hair trimmed, our faces groomed and our eyebrows mapped so we’ll look our best for the front row and the after parties. We’ll also be getting the full lowdown on new grooming brands and technological advances in skincare.

 

Hair trimming and styling at the Grooming Room with SASSOON.

 

Relax and unwind at the Grooming Room.

 

Wet shaves at the Grooming Room with Cornerstone.

 

As a luxury media and influencer hub, the Grooming Room is an exclusive and secluded space to relax, meet up with colleagues and friends that you haven’t seen since last men’s week and with a serious helping of free WiFi, stories can be filed with ease in lavish surroundings. Partners and treatments include:

 

SASSOON Hair styling, trims, blow-outs, braid bar (that’s right, bring your female cohorts)

Cornerstone Wet shaves and facial grooming

ChinUp Mask Surgery-free miracle face masks

London Lash & Brow Eyebrow mapping and lashes

Elegant Touch Manicures

Discover 9 Luxury skin treatments

AOFM Pro Mini makeovers

Hoxton Radio Live-broadcasting with celebrity DJs all day everyday

See Fashion Menswear edit and designer competition

 

The Industry x Grooming Room with Scott Wimsett and Alice Temperley, last season.

 

The Industry (London’s leading fashion news, insights and premier networking club for fashion professionals) will be hosting an expert talk with fashion retail genius, Peter Ruis in conversation with The Industry’s director, Lauretta Roberts, followed by audience Q&A on the 9th of January at 4:30pm, followed by a cocktail hour sponsored by CÎROC.

 

Daily cocktail hours at the Grooming Room.

 

CÎROC will also be sponsoring the daily Grooming Room cocktail hours, complemented by a score of snacks and soft drinks from Century Club, Sparkling Ice, Propercorn and KIND.

 

Hoxton Radio will be setting the soundtrack for the party and all day, everyday.

 

For the VIPs that attend – and if you’ve been before, you know there are a lot of them – the celebrity gifting suite will be back. Speaking of celebrities, Hoxton Radio’s all-star lineup will be curating the Grooming Room’s musical backdrop, broadcasting live and interviewing guests throughout the two days.

 

A rooftop launch party at Century Club kicks it all off (photograph from last season).

 

To get the festivities started, we’ll be holding rooftop launch party at Century Club  to celebrate the Grooming Room and to usher in our new issue of Candid Magazine – The Art Issue, starring Hollywood actor, Alex Wolff.

 

When

8 & 9 January 2017, 11am – 7pm

Rooftop launch party on 7 January, 8pm – 10pm

Where

Century Club

Hailed as London’s ‘best kept secret,’ the Century Club is a multi-level private members’ space, decorated in Prohibition style and hidden behind a discreet door on Shaftesbury Avenue. Since its opening in 2001, it has welcomed a select membership base of movers and shakers from arts, media and entertainment. Cocktails, gourmet gastronomy and a chic setting are what have solidified Century as a haven for the fashion crowd.

Who

Partners include FARBLACK Ltd., Candid Magazine, Forward PR, Hoxton Radio, SASSOON, Cornerstone, ChinUp Mask, CÎROC, DIARY directory, AOFM Pro, The Media Eye, London Lash & Brow, Elegant Touch, Discover 9, See Fashion and The Industry.

 

For details on attending the party and the two-day event, email: groomingroom@forwardpr.com. For more information about becoming a partner of the Grooming Room, contact: laura.mccluskey@farblack.com.  

 

Words by Rose Stewart

 

All photographs by Ricky Darko, Stephanie Matti and Jordan Wharf-Young

Grooming Room is a registered trade mark of FARBLACK Ltd.